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City of Minneiska

Minutes

April 6, 2015

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Bruce Barton from the Winona County Highway Department, Bill Heaser, Paul Drenckhahn, Lars and Judy Jorgenson, Jean Benike, Gerald Bentson and Dave Pries.

Bruce Barton explained the plans for redoing Bennett Ave (County Road 25) from Shell Hill Drive to the South entrance to Highway 61 and fielded questions from residents and offered solutions or follow ups.

Revenue alternatives needed to meet city obligations were discussed. Several options were discussed including licensing of vendors for special events, franchise fees for HBC and Xcel Energy customers and raising taxes.

The minutes for the April 6th meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded. All approved.

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $44,370.98. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded. All approved.

Old Business

Boat landing: Complaints from multiple residents that the landing is basically unusable. The Council suggested that affected residents contact the DNR person responsible for the landing. His name is Craig Bloomer and his phone number is 507-285-7176.

New Business

Jean Benike requested that the Council investigate an alternative location for the recycling roll-off that is on her property.

Water coming off Taylor Hill Drive is running across Gene Swanson's lawn. Scott will look into diversion methods to eliminate the problem.

Bob motioned and Mark seconded that we accept Altura's ambulance contract. All approved.

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David K. Pries, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

April 6, 2015


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Troy Drath and Bruce Barton from the Winona County Highway Department and Dave Pries.

 

Troy and Bruce explained the plans for redoing Bennett Ave (County Road 25) from Shell Hill Drive to the South entrance to Highway 61.


The minutes for the March 2nd meeting were read. Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded. All approved.


Bills were presented to the Council. Bob motioned that the bills be paid and Mark seconded. All approved.


Old Business


Jason Gilman, Winona County Director of Planning and Environment Services will be attending the June 1st Council meeting.


Street sweeping: Wigham Services have been contracted to do the cleaning prior to the Flood Run which is April 18th.


Board of Appeals: Notices have been posted and published. The Wabasha County meeting will be held from 9 AM till Noon on Monday the 13th of April in the Wabasha County Assessor's office in the Wabasha County Courthouse at 625 Jefferson Ave in Wabasha. The Winona County meeting will be held from 1 PM till 4 PM on Tuesday the 7th day of April in the Winona County Assessor's office in the Winona County Government Center at 177 Main St in Winona.


As part of the regular May City Council meeting, there will be a discussion regarding revenue alternatives in order to meet city obligations. All City residents are invited to attend. The meeting is May 4th starting at 7:00 PM.


New Business

 

Scott went to the State Capitol requesting money for city street improvements. There is work in process to allocate funds to small cities on an annual basis to use for road improvements.


Liquor License renewals: Mark motioned and Bob seconded that the City renew the licenses for Buck's Bar and Eagle View Bar & Grill. All approved.


The Minneiska City road cleanup will be Saturday April 25th. Anyone interested in helping should meet in the church parking lot at 8:00 AM. Breakfast will be provided at Eagle View upon completion. Dave will post.


Mel motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Bob seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

March 2, 2015


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the January 5th meeting were read. Mike motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $49,254.68. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved.


Old Business


None.

 

New Business

Jason Gilman, Winona County Director of Planning and Environment Services, has requested an opportunity to address the Council to address the County Comprehensive Plan. Dave will invite him to attend any of our upcoming meetings.


Scott will get bids for Spring street sweeping.


Council members attended a meeting regarding our contracted fire protection and first responder services from the City of Rollingstone. Our contract has been extended for another year.

 

Board of Appeals: Since the City of Minneiska does not have anyone trained, our meetings for both counties will be Open Book meetings. Meetings for both counties will be held in April and the dates and times will be published and posted later in March.

As part of the regular May City Council meeting, there will be a discussion regarding revenue alternatives in order to meet city obligations. All City residents are invited to attend. The meeting is May 4th starting at 7:00 PM.


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

January 5, 2015


Oaths of Office were completed for the recently elected officials - Mayor Scott Splittstoesser and Council Members Mel Heaser and Bob Konkel.

 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Steve Jacob, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

Winona County Commissioner Steve Jacob gave the Council an update and answered questions.

The minutes for the December 1st meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $46,761.75. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved.


Old Business


Snowplowing: Still getting complaints about not enough sand/salt being used on hills. Scott has and will continue to address concerns with the contractor.


New Business


HBC informed the City that due to excessive cost increases WEAU-NBC and Antenna TV will no longer available as of December 31, 2014.


Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk